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Old 11-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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reboot stops when initializing hardware... Help!

Hi, our file server cannot reboot now. It stops and the last two sentences on the screen are:

start udev
initializing hardware ...

I remember this week we update the kernel using yum to 2.6.12-1.1378_FC3smp and I also removed three rpm files from /root directory due to shortage of disk.

Is this problem caused by updating kernel or removing the 3 rpm files?

Old 11-09-2005, 10:48 PM   #2
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Removing rpm files won't hurt anything other that your ability to easily re-install said rpms without the bother of downloading again. Once the rpms are installed, the rpm packages are extra baggage. Not used in an running system.

I suspect that the upgraded kernel isn't configured correctly for your hardware. So, you could try booting from a live cd, mounting the partitions of the affected OS, and chrooting into that OS to see if you can do a kernel reconfig and compile.
Old 11-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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there is a issue where certain kernels need updated udev also
but seems like yum would be aware of that
Old 11-09-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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Well, now I guess it's caused by the latest kernel 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp. I haven't reboot the server since its last kernel update.

Anyone who knows if this 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp kernel is stable one?


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